Shaq And Charles Barkley To Pick Rookies And Sophomores For Rising Stars Challenge Game

If you were one of the very few who liked the rookies vs. sophomores game during All-Star weekend then you’ll be somewhat disappointed about this story.

The NBA decided to change it up this year and have teams comprised of both rookies and sophomores play against each other in the Rising Star Challenge.

But there is another twist. ESPN has the details:

TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal will serve as the general managers and conduct a draft on Feb. 16 to determine each team.

The rookies faced the sophomores in previous years.

The pool of players for this year’s game on Feb. 24 in Orlando, Fla., will be announced on Wednesday. The head coaches will be the lead assistants from the All-Star Game coaching staffs.

It’ll be interesting to see who Shaq and Charles draft on their teams. Either way its sure to be pure comedy – the draft and the game.